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Stars in Shadow: Emperor Glitok the Devourer by AriochIV Stars in Shadow: Emperor Glitok the Devourer by AriochIV

This is the finished version of the Gremak Emperor. This is the actual formatting of the "vanity" mode of the diplomacy screen, in which you can view your own faction's leader before contacting foreign factions.

The Gremak Imperial system is a semi-feudal network of estates run by blood members of the Imperial family (the Gremak reproduction rate is sufficiently high that having royal blood is not actually all that rare). Individuals of this pedigree tend to be brightly colored, in warning patterns such as red and black, presumably to warn other Gremak that they are well-connected and therefore even as larvae or juveniles should be dealt with carefully. The officer corps of the Imperial Fleet is drawn from this pseudo-aristocracy.

Those Gremak who are not part of the aristocracy usually have more modestly colored skin of mottled gray or brown. Commoners either serve in the Imperial manors or the lower ranks of the military, or, if they have means and a taste for adventure, join the Marauders. These slavers, pirates and mercenaries operate at the fringes of Gremak territory where they can raid neighboring aliens and sell the spoils to their Imperial contacts. The Marauders can also be hired as mercenaries if you know the right brokers.

Stars in Shadow is a space 4X strategy game currently under development. 
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017
This race practices slavery, that alone means that I would annihilate them!
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icekatze Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
hi hi

I'm guessing this is what he says when diplomatic relations have broken down?  That or maybe sending one's worst criminals to the Gremak as ambassadors is common practice...
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AriochIV Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This particular layout is the vanity mode, which is what the Gremak player sees when he first enters the Diplomacy screen. The dialogue is an on-idle thing that pops up to give the player amusing/informative quips about his own faction. This isn't something that Glitok would say to another faction.
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it red wine or white wine that goes with former ambassadors? O.o

Yeesh, I never heard of these creatures devouring one another. O.O()
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AriochIV Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Depends on the species. I'm guess that space dinosaurs taste like chicken, so... white.
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AlexRaccoonGlider Featured By Owner May 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yummy! ^^
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Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
I see that he uses only the finest Gamilas glassware. That's a sign of sophistication.
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AECPeaceKeeper Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
I was literally about to comment that lol
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
For a guy who eats ambassadors, he's pretty classy.
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Yahtzeemaybe Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
He is the emperor after all...
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MrAverage Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Professional Artist
Glitok the Devourer... Any relation to Serak the Preparer?
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bastler Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
Now I wonder would a successful commoner change his skin color to a brighter mode?
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:iconariochiv:
AriochIV Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Probably not, but one might hook up with a noble to have more colorful offspring.
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TerranAbassador Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
First-rate "second course".

Okay then. I can see where the title comes from.
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